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Taking action on the ground and in the community to mitigate impacts of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure

The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has had a dramatic effect on the West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, and on Seattle as a whole. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take this lightly. Every day since we removed traffic from the bridge, we have been planning and… [ Keep reading ]

Construction begins in June on Delridge Way SW for the new RapidRide H Line

Five years ago, we set out with a goal to create better and safer streetswhile also imagining what improvements for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit could look likealong Delridge Way SW. Quick Facts // What You Need to Know: Construction on Delridge RapidRide H Line will begin the… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Pavement repair at 6th Ave S and S Spokane St

In coordination with the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure, we will repave sections of the intersection of 6th Ave S and S Spokane St on Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22. This intersection is located under the Spokane St Viaduct and connects to on-ramps and off-ramps to and from… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge engineers prepare for everything by considering worst-case scenarios

Since theemergencyclosure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeon March 23, 2020, we havemade clear through action and deed thatpublic safety, consistentcommunication,and transparency arefoundational toour teamsand partners.Weareworkingwith great urgency to chart the path forward for thehighbridge. Today,we aresharinga Conceptual Modes of Failure Memoprepared by ourstructuralengineeringconsultant, WSP,whichuses careful analysis and modeling to… [ Keep reading ]

The Cowen Park Bridge seismic retrofits are complete!

We recently completed seismic retrofit construction on Cowen Park Bridge. Infrastructure maintenance is critical for a healthy, vibrant, and connected city.Earthquakes could have a significant detrimental effect on Seattle’s infrastructure. That’s why in 2016 the City of Seattle established a bridge seismic retrofit program and selected 16 bridges for seismic retrofits, all funded and made possible… [ Keep reading ]

New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoringsysteminstallationisnearly completeonthe West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared ouremergency response planthat we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuationFall Zonecan be a little frightening,and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Two-way traffic restored on NW 54th St and NW Locks Pl in Ballard

On Saturday, May 9, NW 54th St & NW Locks Pl will be restored to two-way traffic! As part of the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project, work along NW Market St and NW 54th St is underway to improve sidewalks, signals and crossings, pave roadways, and complete transit improvements. To allow… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Paving began on N 50th Street & N 40th Street in Green Lake & Wallingford

6/4/2020 Update: We are planning to pave N 40th St on June 8 and 9. Green Lake & Wallingford neighbors, are you curious about what’s happening on N 50th Street and N 40th Street? Last summer, as a part of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multimodal Improvements project,… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Interagency Task Force prepares unified response in case of emergency

Graphics updated on 5/4/2020 at 3:50pm The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains stable, and the growth of cracks has slowed since we removed traffic on March 23. This is, however, an evolving situation. With safety as our number one priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we want everyone… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Selects West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization contractor to carry out key repairs

We’re moving forward with West Seattle High-Rise Bridgestabilization.The Cityused emergency contracting authority tomove with urgency in selectingaconstruction contractorto carry outPhase 1stabilizationwork. We’re happy to announce that KraemerNorth Americahas been selected forPhase 1 construction and work is already underway. There are three phases of repair for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge:… [ Keep reading ]